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The Jewish Movement in the Soviet Union

Yaacov Ro’i and his collaborators provide the first scholarly survey of one of the most successful Soviet dissident movements, one which ultimately affected and reflected the demise of a superpower’s stature.

Israel Faces Reset Moment

Israel’s surprising election result gives its wing-clipped prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, an opportunity to shift to the center. This option was available to him four years ago when he outmaneuvered Tzipi Livni to form a majority in the Knesset. But he chose instead to move to the right.

The Future of U.S.-Israeli Relations

Jane Harman was a guest on MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown” to talk about the parliamentary elections in Israel and the future of U.S.-Israel relations after elections in both countries.

Don't expect an Obama-Netanyahu blowup

Washington (CNN) -- In the run-up to the Israel elections, two pieces of conventional wisdom were making the rounds among analysts, diplomats and experts: First, Benjamin Netanyahu would win big, and second, the victory would propel him on a collision course with Barack Obama, a second term president seeking to do something serious on the peace issue.

The first proved to be dead wrong. The second will probably follow suit.

Allies at Odds: Obama, Netanyahu, and The State of U.S. – Israeli Relations

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Four years in, the relationship between President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu remains a troubled one. What’s behind the tension, can it be alleviated and how will regional challenges such as Iran’s nuclear program or the impasse in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict affect the U.S.-Israeli relations?

In 2013, Rise of the Right in Elections Across the Mideast

            In 2013, millions of Israelis, Iranians, and Arabs will vote in at least 10 pivotal elections that will, in turn, address basic issues facing the Middle East: What is the new framework for government after the “Arab Spring”? How much influence should religion have in running a Middle East state in the 21st century? Who are the new leaders and parties likely to shape political life for the next decade? And how will their agendas affect both domestic and regional policies?

Pathways to Peace: America and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Daniel Kurtzer, S. Daniel Abraham Professor in Middle Eastern Policy Studies at Princeton University and former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt and Israel, discussed his new edited volume on approaches the United States could pursue to bring about an Arab-Israeli peace settlement.

The Global Farms Race & Context: Israeli Security and the Arab Spring

On a new episode of Dialogue at the Wilson Center, Michael Kugelman, Senior Program Associate for the Asia Program at the Wilson Center, discusses a new book which he co-edited entitled, The Global Farms Race: Land Grabs, Agricultural Investment, and the Scramble for Food Security. During our CONTEXT segment, we take a look at Middle East security from the Israeli perspective with, Efraim Halevy, former director of the Mossad and former head of the Israeli Security Council.